I have no idea what "move worlds" mean/imply in this sentence:
I have moved worlds out of conviction, he thought.
I only have seen phrases like "move across the world", but "move worlds"?
Does it mean "Loki travel across many worlds"? If so, is it common or grammatically right to omit "across" here? Or does it mean "Loki changed the physical position of worlds" ? Or something else?
Could anyone help me understand please?
Here is the sentence in the context:
He got a little surprise then, in the form of quiet words from Agent Coulson. “You’re going to lose.”
“Am I?” Loki was intrigued. He paused to see what this dying mortal would have to say.
“It’s in your nature.”
Loki tried to understand what Coulson could possibly mean. “Your heroes are scattered; your floating fortress falls from the sky . . . where is my disadvantage?” he asked.
“You lack conviction,” Coulson said. He did not move from where he sat against the wall. Blood trickled at the corner of his mouth, and the enormous gun lay uselessly across his lap.
Of all the things Coulson might have said, this was perhaps the one Loki expected least. I have moved worlds out of conviction, he thought. Made bargains with beings who snuff out planets as an afterthought. “I don’t think I . . .”
The enormous gun discharged a bolt of dazzling blue energy, striking Loki squarely in the chest and blasting him through the nearest wall. For a moment, there was silence. Coulson watched, but Loki did not reappear.
The Avengers I